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Re: Pre American Scammons pre 1600's
Posted by: Susan Scammon Fischer Date: October 23, 2000 at 17:07:32
In Reply to: Re: Pre American Scammons pre 1600's by Debbie Woo of 243

I will copy what i have from the genealogy of the family Scammon-Scamman 1630-1970 compiled by G.Frank Scammon,Jr.
More info and recent updates are available on line through Familytreemakers genealogy site.

Richard Scammon. All available records indicate that he was the first of the family to arrive in America. He emigrated from Endland,via the Barbadoes Islands & arrived in Boston abt.1630. From Boston,he moved to Portsmouth N.H & was living there in 1640. He later lived in Dover N.H. He was probably born, in England, abt. 1600 & died, in Dover, N.H. abt. 1660. The name of his wife has not been found. 5 children
[1] Richard Scammon. b.in England; d. abt. 1697.
[2] Anne Scammon b. in England; d. Feb. 7, 1685
[3] John Scammon. b. in England & lived in Kittery Maine. He had a dau. ,Elizabeth, who md. Thomas Atkins.
[4] Elizabeth Scammon. b. in England; d. Nov., 1687
[5] Humphrey Scammon. b. in 1640; d. Jan. 1, 1727
now comes Richard Scammon, the son of Richard Scammon,the Emigrant.
He was probably b. in England & d. in Dover, N.H, abt. 1697; md. in 1661,Prudence Waldron, who d. prior to 1727. She was an only dau. of William Waldron of Dover, NH & a niece of Major Richard Waldron. Richard was a "gunsmith" by trade. 7 ch. What follows are those children.

[1] Richard Scammon. b. in 1662;d.in 1724
[2] Thomas Scammon. b. in 1663.
[3] William Scammon. b. Feb. 28, 1664; d. Sept. 28, 1743.
[4] Jane Scammon. b. June 21, 1667; d.Oct. 9, 1726
[5] Prudence Scammon. b. Aug. 29, 1669.
[6] Elizabeth Scammon. b. Apr. 27, 1671.
[7] Mary Scammon. b. May 31, 1673.

Now comes Anne Scammon daughter of Richard the Emigrant.
She was probably b. in England & d. in Dover, N,H.Feb. 7, 1685; md.abt.1650, Major Richard Waldron, the famous Indian fighter, who was b. in Alcester, Warwickshire, England,Jan. 6, 1615 & was killed by hostile Indians,June 28, 1689.He was a son of William & Catherine [Raven]Waldron.Anne was his second wife. 7 ch. what follows are the children,

[1]Anna Waldron. d.Dec. 7, 1724; md. Aug. 19, 1667, Rev. Joseph Gerrish, who was b.Mar. 23, 1649, son of Capt. William & Joanna[Lowle] Gerrish of Newberry. Mass.
[2]Elnathan Waldron. b. July 6, 1659; d. Dec. 10, 1659.
[3] Esther Waldron. b.Dec. 1,1660.
[4] Mary Waldron. b. Sept. 14, 1663;d.young.
[5] Eleazor Waldron. b.May 1, 1665.
[6] Elizabeth Waldron .b. Oct.18,1666;md. John Gerrish,who was b.Feb. 12, 1646 & d.Dec,19,1714.He was a son of Capt. William & Joanna Lowle Gerrish of Newbury, Mass.
[7]Maria Waldron. b.July 17, 1668; d. in 1682.

Now comes Elizabeth Scammon, daughter of Richard Scammon, the Emigrant.
She was born in England & died . in Boston Mass.,Nov.,1687,md. twice. [1] Peter Lidgett, merchant of Salem, Mass; md.[2] Hon. John Saffin, who was the 1st Judge of Probate for Bristol County & in 1701, was appointed Judge of Superior Court of Mass. 2 ch.
these are the children;
[1]Charles Lidgett.b.Mar. 29,1650
[2]Elizabeth Lidgett. d. in Salem,Mass, Aug 17 1698; md.Apr, 24 1668, John Usher, who was b. Apr 17 1648 & d. in Medford, Mass., Spt.5,1726. He was a son of Hezekiah & Frances Usher.John bacame Liet. Governor of New Hampshire.6 ch
Now comes Humphrey Scammon , son of Richard Scammon, the Emigrant.
He was the first of the family born in America. He was b. in Portsmoth, N.H.,in 1640.He lived in Kittery, Maine until 1679,when he moved to Saco, Maine & purchased the estate of Henry Waddock, which consisted of abt. 200 acres of land along the East bank of the Saco River, abt, one half mile from the rivers mouth.Humpreys home was located near the ferry, which he operated as well as a tavern for the entertainment of travelors.
In 1697,Indians attacked the settlement at Saco & with others,took Humphrey & his family captive.They were taken to Canada & spent abt. one year in captivity.When peace was restored, Humphrey & his family returned to Saco & found that the only item that survived the Indian raid a year earlier, was a beer mug, which was found outside their ruined home. This mug has been preserved as a memorial to the hardships & sufferings endured by our forefathers. The mug is of brown earthernware with alternate stripings of violet & blue & bears a medallion of King William stamped on the front.
The name of Humhpreys wife is unknwn.He died, in Saco,Maine Jan 1,1727.In his will, he stipulated that 'one-half acre of land at the Ferry Place be reserved forever as a burying place for my relations,'The exact site of Humphreys final resting place cannot be found, but the slate markers on the graves of his two sons are visible today.5 ch.
Follows are the names of his children.
[1]Elizabeth Scammon b.in 1674
[2]Humphrey Scammon. b. May 10. 1677; d. May31, 1734
[3]Rebecca Scammon b.in 1680; md. in 1703,John Billings, who was a son of John Billings of Kittery Maine. She was his 2nd wife.no ch.
[4] Mary Scammon b.in 1682; d.May 17, 1760.
[5]Samuel Scammon. b. in 1689; d.1752


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